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The Benefits of Training

Training and working out strengthens our bones, reduces the risk of disease, and increases our chances of living a longer and healthier life. Let's take a deeper look into what the benefits of training might mean for you.

Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy weight is one way of increasing our chances of living a happier and healthier life. Staying active and training consistently as part of your weekly routine is important.

At Targhee Athletics, we keep a well-balanced mix of aerobic, anaerobic and strength training to maximize your potential for increasing lean muscle mass, cardiovascular health, and body composition. When you combine these different aspects into a weekly program, keeping and maintaining a healthy weight is much easier to achieve.

Reduce Health Risk

Cardiovascular Disease

Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Following the recommendations and getting at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity can put you at a lower risk for these diseases. You can reduce your risk even further with more physical activity and weight training. Regular physical activity can also lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels.

Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Regular physical activity and training can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of too much fat around the waist, high blood pressure, low high-density lipoproteins (HDL cholesterol), high triglycerides, or high blood sugar. People start to see benefits at levels of physical activity below the recommended 150 minutes a week. Additional amounts of physical activity seem to lower risk even more.


Being physically active lowers your risk of developing many commonly occurring cancers. Research shows that adults who participate in greater amounts of physical activity have reduced risks of developing different cancers.

Disease management comes down to one thing, consistency. If you can keep your body weight at a reasonable level, move consistently, and eat mostly nutritious foods you're headed in the right direction.

Established in 2013, Targhee Athletics has been at the forefront of helping push the envelope in the right direction.

Bone density / Longevity

We are all getting older! It’s important to protect our bones, joints, and muscles as we age. Staying able-bodied can help ensure longevity in daily activities. Maintaining aerobic capacity, weight training, and physical activity can slow the loss of bone density that comes with age.

Science has shown that physical activity can reduce your risk of dying early from some of the leading causes of death. This is remarkable in two ways:

  1. Only a few lifestyle choices have as large an impact on your health as physical activity. People who are physically active for about 150 minutes a week have a 1/3 lower risk of death than those who are physically inactive.

  2. You don’t have to do high amounts of activity or vigorous-intensity activity to reduce your risk of early death. Benefits start to accumulate with any amount of moderate or even vigorous-intensity physical activity.

Every day at Targhee Athletics we go through a thoughtful full warm-up, then go into the scheduled workout. These are not random, but planned out sessions built within cycles that are developed to maximize your time and reward your effort with the results that come from consistency and dedication.

If you're thinking about making a change in 2021 let Targhee Athletics help guide your way. We offer certified nutritional coaching, 1:1 private coaching, individual design programming, group fitness classes, and the best community of people from around the valley. Come make some new friends!

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